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ERIC Number: EJ929383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Subject-Matter Experts in Urban Schools: Journeys of Enacted Identities in Science and Mathematics Classrooms
Ye, Li; Varelas, Maria; Guajardo, Raphael
Urban Education, v46 n4 p845-879 Jul 2011
This study explored how two mathematics/science subject-matter experts (Fellows) conceptualized urban classrooms and the students they worked with for a year, how they negotiated academic achievement with cultural and sociopolitical competence, and how their identities as educators were co-constructed and enacted. Using grounded theory, Fellows' weekly journals were analyzed using Ladson-Billing's three tenets of culturally relevant pedagogy. The Fellows' journeys point to the formation and presence of a prevalent tenet in their identities as urban educators, to the difficulty of integrating all three tenets, and to the tensions that educators experience as they try to become sociopolitically critical. (Contains 2 notes and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A